Utopia – Oblivion (1983)

Oblivion is a 1983 album by American foursome Utopia. The music refines the player’s recent embrace of hi-tech electronic equipment — a trend previewed on the earlier Swing to the Right LP, as well as on Todd Rundgren’s two most recent solo albums, Healing and The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect. In contrast to the […]

Icehouse – Sidewalk (1984)

Sidewalk is the third album by Australian modern-rockers Icehouse, released in 1984 on Chrysalis. Tracklist: A1. “Taking the Town” (3:32) A2. “This Time” (4:12) A3. “Someone Like You” (4:13) A4. “Stay Close Tonight” (5:01) A5. “Don’t Believe Anymore” (5:15) B1. “Sidewalk” (4:06) B2. “Dusty Pages” (4:45) B3. “On My Mind” (3:38) B4. “Shot Down” (4:47) B5. […]

Univers Zero ‎– Uzed (1984)

Uzed is the fourth album by Belgian chamber-rock ensemble Univers Zéro, released in 1984 on Cryonic. Tracklist: A1. “Présage” (9:48) A2. “L’étrange mixture du docteur Schwartz” (3:52) A3. “Célesta (For Chantal)” (6:55) B1. “Parade” (6:37) B2. “Émanations” (15:43) Credits: Daniel Denis — drums, percussion, synthesizer Dirk Descheemaeker — soprano saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet Christian Genet — […]

Microdisney ‎– Everybody Is Fantastic (1984)

Everybody Is Fantastic is the debut album by Irish art-pop band Microdisney, released in 1984 on Rough Trade. Tracklist: A1. “Idea” (2:53) A2. “A Few Kisses” (3:16) A3. “Escalator in the Rain” (3:36) A4. “Dolly” (3:20) A5. “Dreaming Drains” (2:49) A6. “I’ll Be a Gentleman” (3:32) A7. “Moon” (3:02) B1. “Sun” (3:14) B2. “Sleepless” (2:35) […]

Laura Nyro ‎– Mother’s Spiritual (1984)

Mother’s Spiritual is the seventh album of original material by singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, released in 1984 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “To a Child” (3:53) A2. “The Right to Vote” (3:02) A3. “A Wilderness” (2:56) A4. “Melody in the Sky” (3:45) A5. “Late for Love” (2:57) A6. “A Free Thinker” (3:15) A7. “Man in the Moon” (2:55) […]

Patrick Moraz ‎– Time Code (1984)

Time Code is a synthpop/modern-rock album by Swiss keyboardist/composer Patrick Moraz, released in 1984 on Lamborghini/Passport. Tracklist: A1. “No Sleep Tonight (Includes Take Off)” (4:50) A2. “I Want U” (3:57) A3. “Beyond the Pleasure” (3:48) A4. “Life in the Underworld” (4:13) A5. “Overload” (3:27) B1. “Black Brains of Positronic Africa” (5:00) B2. “Elastic Freedom (In […]

Vulcain ‎– Rock’n’Roll Secours (1984)

Rock’n’Roll Secours is the debut album by French metal band Vulcain, released in 1984 on Devil’s Records. Tracklist: A1. “Ebony” (3:24) A2. “Le King” (3:20) A3. “Les damnés” (4:05) A4. “Pile ou face” (2:04) A5. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Secours” (4:46) A6. “La digue du cul” (1:18) B1. “Le fils de Lucifer” (5:03) B2. “Vulcain / […]

The Pale Fountains ‎– Pacific Street (1984)

Pacific Street is the first of two albums by Liverpudlian sophisti-pop band the Pale Fountains, released in 1984 on Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “Reach” (4:10) A2. “Something on My Mind” (3:55) A3. “Unless” (4:40) A4. “Southbound Excursion” (2:32) A5. “Natural” (3:20) B1. “Faithful Pillow (Pt.1)” (1:39) B2. “(Don’t Let Your Love) Start a War” (3:38) B3. […]

French TV ‎– French TV (1984)

French TV is the debut album by the namesake American avant-garde/jazz-rock quartet, self-released by the band in 1984. Tracklist: A1. “Happy Armies Fight in Their Sleep” (3:45) A2. “Under Heaven Is a Great Disorder (And the Situation Is Excellent)” (3:28) A3. “The Artists’s House” (3:16) A4. “Spill” (10:33) B1. “Dream of Peace” (4:09) B2. “No […]

Martin Dupont ‎– Just Because… (1984)

Just Because… is the debut album by French coldwave/art-pop combo Martin Dupont, released in 1984 on Facteurs d’Ambiance. Tracklist: A1. “Just Because” (4:56) A2. “Sticks in My Brain” (2:52) A3. “Under Nylon” (3:04) A4. “Take a Look” (3:42) A5. “Soft Images” (4:04) A6. “Brittle Hero” (2:58) B1. “Dirty Hands” (3:35) B2. “Willy Nilly” (3:07) B3. […]

H-Bomb ‎– Attaque (1984)

Attaque is the singular full-length album by French metal band H-Bomb, released in 1984 on Rave-On. Tracklist: A1. “Attaque” (0:32) A2. “Exterminateurs” (3:56) A3. “Dressé à tuer” (3:13) A4. “Gwendoline” (4:46) A5. “Substance mort” (3:18) A6. “Rêve de puissance” (3:29) B1. “Double bang” (4:08) B2. “Le glaive” (4:07) B3. “Crache et crève” (3:22) B4. “Fou sanguinaire” […]

Deniece Williams ‎– Let’s Hear It for the Boy (1984)

Let’s Hear It for the Boy is the seventh album by American soul singer Deniece Williams, released in 1984 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” (4:18) A2. “I Want You” (2:50) A3. “Picking Up the Pieces” (4:40) A4. “Black Butterfly” (4:25) A5. “Next Love” (4:23) B1. “Haunting Me” (4:57) B2. “Don’t […]

Griffin ‎– Flight of the Griffin (1984)

Flight of the Griffin is the first of two albums by Bay Area metal band Griffin, released in 1984 on Shrapnel. Tracklist: A1. “Hawk the Slayer” (4:20) A2. “Heavy Metal Attack” (5:05) A3. “Submission” (4:13) A4. “Creeper” (4:01) A5. “Flight of the Griffin” (6:07) B1. “Fire in the Sky” (4:45) B2. “Hell Runneth Over” (3:37) […]

Luna ‎– Nestvarne Stvari (1984)

Nestvarne Stvari is the singular album by Yugoslavian New Wave band Luna, released in 1984 on Helidon. Tracklist: A1. “Fakir” (3:10) A2. “Nestvarne stvari” (3:00) A3. “Vila” (2:45) A4. “Ogledalo Lune” (6:50) A5. “Povratak” (2:10) A6. “Okean” (3:45) B1. “Amazon” (4:07) B2. “Lambo” (3:48) B3. “Intima” (5:30) B4. “Balder na prozoru” (6:55) Credits: Drums – […]

Equilibrio Vital ‎– Kazmor el Prisionero (1984)

Kazmor el Prisionero is the second album by Venezuelan symphonic-rock band Equilibrio Vital, released in 1984 on Color. Tracklist: 1. “El Ausente” (4:28) 2. “Kazmor” (4:57) 3. “Mi Canción I” (4:44) 4. “Lluvia Cósmica” (7:19) 5. “Xskgriglam” (7:46) 6. “Yellenik” (3:17) 7. “Inocentes Perdidos” (3:04) 8. “Mi Canción II” (2:12) Bonus tracks: 9. “Sudyenin” (10:04) […]

Chris de Burgh ‎– Man on the Line (1984)

Man on the Line is the seventh studio album by Irish singer/songwriter Chris de Burgh, produced by Rupert Hine and released in 1984 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “The Ecstasy of Flight (I Love the Night)” (4:00) A2. “Sight and Touch” (3:17) A3. “Taking It to the Top” (4:00) A4. “The Head and the Heart” (3:59) […]

Clannad ‎– Legend (1984)

Legend is the seventh studio album by Irish Celt-folk/New Age combo Clannad, recorded as the soundtrack to ITV’s Robin of Sherwood series and released in 1984 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “Robin (The Hooded Man)” (2:48) A2. “Now Is Here” (3:32) A3. “Herne” (5:08) A4. “Together We” (3:28) A5. “Darkmere” (1:59) B1. “Strange Land” (3:10) B2. “Scarlet […]

Dalbello ‎– Whōmănfoursāys (1984)

Whōmănfoursāys is the fourth album by Canadian avant-pop vocalist/musician Lisa Dal Bello, co-produced by Mick Ronson and released in 1984 on Capitol. The album is her first to be issued under the performance moniker “Dalbello.” Tracklist: A1. “Gonna Get Close to You” (4:39) A2. “Devious Nature” (4:09) A3. “She Pretends” (4:32) A4. “Wait for an Answer” […]

Depeche Mode ‎– Some Great Reward (1984)

Some Great Reward is the fourth album by English synthpop band Depeche Mode, released in 1984 on Mute/Sire. Tracklist: A1. “Something to Do” (3:46) A2. “Lie to Me” (5:03) A3. “People Are People” (3:52) A4. “It Doesn’t Matter” (4:45) A5. “Stories of Old” (3:14) B1. “Somebody” (4:27) B2. “Master and Servant” (4:12) B3. “If You […]

Dreamboy ‎– Contact (1984)

Contact is the singular album by American soul/funk five-piece Dreamboy, released in 1984 on Qwest. Tracklist: A1. “Hold on Tight (Don’t Let Go)” (4:14) A2. “Contact” (4:01) A3. “I Promise (I Do Love You)” (4:32) A4. “No One Can Treat Me Like U” (4:37) B1. “Make It Work” (4:34) B2. “In the Nite” (4:01) B3. “Friends” […]

Chicago ‎– Chicago 17 (1984)

Chicago 17 is the fourteenth studio album by American melodic-rock band Chicago, released in 1984 on Full Moon/Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. Stay the Night (3:48) A2. We Can Stop the Hurtin‘ (4:11) A3. Hard Habit to Break (4:43) A4. Only You (3:53) A5. Remember the Feeling (4:28) B1. Along Comes a Woman (4:14) B2. You’re […]

Frankie Goes to Hollywood ‎– Welcome to the Pleasuredome (1984)

Welcome to the Pleasuredome is the the first of two albums by Liverpudlian Modern-rock/performance-art act Frankie Goes to Hollywood, produced by Trevor Horn and released in 1984 on ZIT.       Tracklist: A1. “The World Is My Oyster” (1:59) A2. “Welcome to the Pleasuredome” (13:41) B1. “Relax” (3:57) B2. “War” (6:13) B3. “Two Tribes” (3:24) […]

The Icicle Works ‎– Icicle Works (1984)

Icicle Works is the debut album by the namesake Liverpudlian pop-rock trio, released in 1984 on Beggars Banquet/Arista. Tracklist: A1. “Chop the Tree” (4:43) A2. “Love Is a Wonderful Colour” (4:13) A3. “Reaping the Rich Harvest” (4:07) A4. “As the Dragonfly Flies” (3:58) A5. “Lover’s Day” (4:49) B1. “In the Cauldron of Love” (3:50) B2. […]

Denis & Denis ‎– Čuvaj Se! (1984)

Čuvaj Se! is the debut album by Yugoslavian electro-pop trio Denis & Denis, released in 1984 on Jugoton. Tracklist: A1. “Čuvaj se” (3:53) A2. “Tek je sedam sati” (3:35) A3. “Dvadeset i osam minuta do pet” (2:56) A4. “Telefon” (4:10) A5. “Ti i ja” (4:02) B1. “Program tvog kompjutera” (4:12) B2. “Doba noćnih kiša” (4:15) B3. […]

Terraced Garden ‎– Braille (1984)

Braille is the second album by Canadian art-rock combo Terraced Garden, released in 1984 on the band’s exclusive imprint Melody and Menace Records. Tracklist: A1. “Silent Disarray” (2:34) A2. “Gentlemen of Leisure” (4:40) A3. “Versailles” (3:42) A4. “Delusions of Grandeur” (4:33) A5. “Structural Damage” (5:46) B1. “Internment” (3:10) B2. “Winter” (4:03) B3. “Fallen Honour” (1:55) B4. […]

Laura Branigan ‎– Self Control (1984)

Self Control is the third album by American pop/rock vocalist Laura Branigan, released in 1984 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “The Lucky One” (4:10) A2. “Self Control” (4:08) A3. “Ti Amo” (4:18) A4. “Heart” (4:08) A5. “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” (3:26) B1. “Satisfaction” (3:56) B2. “Silent Partners” (4:10) B3. “Breaking Out” (3:50) B4. “Take […]

Everything but the Girl ‎– Eden (1984)

Eden is the debut album by English jazz-pop/art-pop duo Everything but the Girl, released in 1984 on Warner-subsidiary Blanco y Negro. Tracklist: A1. “Each and Every One” (2:49)* A2. “Bittersweet” (2:49) A3. “Tender Blue” (3:05) A4. “Another Bridge” (2:12) A5. “The Spice of Life” (3:29) A6. “The Dustbowl” (1:38) B1. “Crabwalk” (3:23) B2. “Even So” (2:32) […]

Manfred Schoof Orchester – Reflections (1984)

Reflections is an album by German jazz-rock big band the Manfred Schoof Orchester, released in 1984 on Mood Records. Tracklist: A1. “Unisonlines” (5:33) A2. “Reflections” (7:30) A3. “Old Ballad” (13:00) B1. “Waltz in the Sun” (8:33) B2. “Source” (6:54) B3. “Horizons” (9:40) Credits: Bass – Eberhard Weber, Siggi Busch Cymbal [Cymbals], Drums – Jo Thönes […]

Proud ‎– Fire Breaks the Dawn (1984)

Fire Breaks the Dawn is an album by Swedish metal band Proud, released in 1984 on EMI. Tracklist: A1. “Star Fighter” (4:40) A2. “Echoes From the Past” (4:19) A3. “United World” (5:01) A4. “No Losers” (5:55) B1. “Fire Breaks the Dawn” (4:31) B2. “Dark Lady Forest” (4:00) B3. “Crucified” (5:18) B4. “Star of the Masquerade” […]

Level 42 ‎– True Colours (1984)

True Colours is the fourth album by English sophisti-funk band Level 42, released in 1984 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “The Chant Has Begun” (5:19) A2. “Kansas City Milkman” (5:34) A3. “Seven Days” (4:26) A4. “Hot Water” (5:36) B1. “A Floating Life” (5:04) B2. “True Believers” (5:03) B3. “My Hero” (4:17) B4. “Kouyaté” (4:49) B5. “Hours […]

Van Stephenson ‎– Righteous Anger (1984)

Righteous Anger is the second album by American melodic-rock vocalist/songwriter Van Stephenson, released in 1984 on MCA. Tracklist: A1. “Modern Day Delilah” (4:17) A2. “I Know Who You Are (And I Saw What You Did)” (4:07) A3. “What the Big Girls Do” (3:40) A4. “Don’t Do That” (3:30) A5. “Others Only Dream” (3:27) B1. “Righteous […]

Diethelm / Famulari ‎– Valleys in My Head (1984)

Valleys in My Head is the second of two albums by Swiss avant-folk/rock/jazz duo Diethelm / Famulari, released in 1984 on Mercury. Tracklist: A1. “Boliva” (5:32) A2. “Liquorice” (8:05) A3. “Well of the Pink” (4:51) B1. “Mindfresher” (6:58) B2. “Valleys in My Head” (4:51) B3. “Portrait” (6:57) Credits: Guitar, Vocals, Producer – Thomas Diethelm Keyboards, […]

Don Henley ‎– Building the Perfect Beast (1984)

Building the Perfect Beast is the second solo album by singer/drummer/songwriter Don Henley, co-written and produced by Danny Kortchmar and released in 1984 on Geffen. The album includes instrumental contributions from Lindsey Buckingham, Charlie Sexton, Randy Newman, and Pino Palladino. Backing vocalists on select tracks include Patty Smyth, Martha Davis, and Belinda Carlisle. Tracklist: A1. […]

The Lotus Eaters ‎– No Sense of Sin (1984)

No Sense of Sin is the singular album by Liverpudlian art-pop duo the Lotus Eaters, released in 1984 on Arista. Tracklist: A1. “German Girl” (3:10) A2. “Love Still Flows” (3:57) A3. “Can You Keep a Secret” (3:10) A4. “Out on Your Own” (3:55) A5. “Put Your Touch on Love” (3:53) A6. “You Don’t Need Someone […]

Cardiacs ‎– The Seaside (1984)

The Seaside is the second album by English art-rock/avant-garde ensemble the Cardiacs, released in 1984 on the band’s own Alphabet imprint. As with its predecessor, the album was originally a cassette-only release. Tracklist: A1. “Jibber and Twitch” (4:48) A2. “Gina Lollabrigida” (3:13) A3. “Hello Mr. Sparrow” (4:33) A4. “It’s a Lovely Day” (3:25) A5. “A […]

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic ‎– Magnetic Flip (1984)

Magnetic Flip is the debut album by American classical/rock combo Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, released in 1984 on Ace of Hearts. Tracklist: A1. “Shiny Golden Snakes” (3:00) A2. “Ptoccata” (3:15) A3. “(Excerpts From) The Rite of Spring” (6:42) A4. “International Tours” (2:50) A5. “Terry Riley’s House” (3:57) B1. “Theme from Rocky and Bullwinkle” (1:26) B2. […]

Prince and the Revolution ‎– Purple Rain (1984)

Purple Rain is the sixth album by American R&B/pop musician/vocalist Prince, released in 1984 on Warner Bros. The album served as the soundtrack to a cinematic musical drama in which the artist stars as an uncompromising yet troubled performer/bandleader. Tracklist: A1. “Let’s Go Crazy” (4:39) A2. “Take Me With U” (3:54) A3. “The Beautiful Ones” […]

Jean-Paul Prat ‎– Masal (1984)

Masal is an album by French Zeuhl pianist/composer Jean-Paul Prat, released in 1984 on Stand-By Records. The album consists of a 42-minute titular composition split across two sides. A 1995 CD reissue of the album on Musea features the composition in one piece along with 34 minutes of bonus material. Tracklist (Stand-By): A1. “Masal (1ère partie)” […]

Jethro Tull ‎– Under Wraps (1984)

Under Wraps is the fifteenth studio album by English modern-rock band Jethro Tull, released in 1984 on Chrysalis. Tracklist: A1. “Lap of Luxury” (3:36) A2. “Under Wraps #1” (4:02) A3. “European Legacy” (3:22) A4. “Later, That Same Evening” (3:52) A5. “Saboteur” (3:32) A6. “Radio Free Moscow” (3:41) B1. “Nobody’s Car” (4:08) B2. “Heat” (5:37) B3. […]

King Crimson ‎– Three of a Perfect Pair (1984)

Three of a Perfect Pair is the tenth studio album by English/American art-rock band King Crimson, released in 1984 on E’G/Polydor. Tracklist: The Left Side A1. “Three of a Perfect Pair” (4:13) A2. “Model Man” (3:49) A3. “Sleepless” (5:24) A4. “Man With an Open Heart” (3:05) A5. “Nuages (That Which Passes, Passes Like Clouds)” (4:47) The […]

Rush ‎– Grace Under Pressure (1984)

Grace Under Pressure is the tenth studio album by Canadian modern-rock trio Rush, released in 1984 on Anthem/Mercury. Tracklist: A1. “Distant Early Warning” (4:55) A2. “Afterimage” (5:00) A3. “Red Sector A” (5:08) A4. “The Enemy Within” (4:33) B1. “The Body Electric” (4:58) B2. “Kid Gloves” (4:16) B3. “Red Lenses” (4:39) B4. “Between the Wheels” (5:36) […]

Roger Hodgson ‎– In the Eye of the Storm (1984)

In the Eye of the Storm is the debut solo album by ex-Supertramp guitarist/co-vocalist Roger Hodgson, released in 1984 on A&M. The album was mostly recorded without the help of other musicians, save for drummer Michael Shrieve, who appears on five of the seven tracks. Tracklist: A1. “Had a Dream (Sleeping With the Enemy)” (8:49) […]

Sortilège ‎– Métamorphose (1984)

Métamorphose is the first of two full-length albums by French metal band Sortilège, released in 1984 on Devil’s Records. Tracklist: A1. “D’ailleurs” (2:32) A2. “Majesté” (4:50) A3. “Hymne à la mort” (5:30) A4. “Légende” (2:45) A5. “Nuit des limbes” (2:25) B1. “Civilisation perdue” (2:12) B2. “Délire d’un fou” (5:25) B3. “Cyclope de l’étang” (3:58) B4. “Métamorphose” […]

Philip Bailey ‎– Chinese Wall (1984)

Chinese Wall is the second solo album by American R&B musician/vocalist Philip Bailey, produced by Phil Collins and released in 1984 on Columbia/CBS. Tracklist: A1. “Photogenic Memory” (5:26) A2. “I Go Crazy” (4:48) A3. “Walking on the Chinese Wall” (5:08) A4. “For Every Heart That’s Been Broken” (4:15) A5. “Go” (4:30) B1. “Easy Lover” (5:04) B2. […]

Warlord ‎– And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun… (1984)

And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun… is the debut album by American metal band Warlord, released in 1984 on Metal Blade. Tracklist: A1. “Beginning / Lucifer’s Hammer” (4:16) A2. “Lost and Lonely Days” (4:10) A3. “Black Mass” (5:15) A4. “Soliloquy” (4:27) B1. “Aliens” (4:19) B2. “MCMLXXXIV” (2:42) B3. “Child of the Damned” (3:41) B4. […]

Zerra I ‎– Zerra I (1984)

Zerra I is the debut album by the namesake Irish New Wave/rock band, produced by Todd Rundgren and released in 1984 on Mercury. Tracklist: A1. “Mountains and Water” (4:40) A2. “Tumbling Down” (3:42) A3. “Diaries” (5:35) A4. “I Feel It” (3:37) A5. “The Other Side” (4:14) B1. “Rain” (4:03) B2. “I Know” (5:03) B3. “Nothing” (3:34) […]

Voïvod ‎– War and Pain (1984)

War and Pain is the first proper studio album by Quebecois thrash-metal band Voïvod, released in 1984 on Metal Blade. Tracklist: Iron Side A1. “Voïvod” (4:16) A2. “Warriors of Ice” (5:04) A3. “Suck Your Bone” (3:30) A4. “Iron Gang” (4:15) A5. “War and Pain” (4:55) Blower Side B1. “Blower” (2:42) B2. “Live for Violence” (5:11) […]

Solaris ‎– Marsbéli Krónikák [The Martian Chronicles] (1984)

Marsbéli Krónikák is the debut album by Hungarian symphonic-rock band Solaris, released in 1984 on Start. Tracklist: A1. “Marsbéli Krónikák I. = The Martian Chronicles I.” (3:34) A2. “Marsbéli Krónikák II.-III. = The Martian Chronicles II.-III.” (6:32) A3. “Marsbéli Krónikák IV.-VI. = The Martian Chronicles IV.-VI.” (13:15) B1. “M’ars Poetica” (6:39) B2. “Ha Felszáll A […]

13th Chime ‎– The Lost Album (1984)

The Lost Album is an archival release of what would have been the singular longplayer by English art-punk/mood-rockers 13th Chime, recorded circa 1984 and released in 2009 on Sacred Bones. Tracklist: A1. “Two as a Couple” A2. “Sarah’s Got a Chainsaw” A3. “House of Laughter” A4. “Fire” A5. “Radio Man” B1. “Help Me Street” B2. […]

Tribute ‎– New Views (1984)

New Views is the debut album by Swedish symphonic-rock band Tribute, released in 1984 on ARC Music. Tracklist: A1. “Icebreaker” (5:25) A2. “Too Much at One Time” (5:49) A3. “A New Morning” (4:43) A4. “Climbing to the Top” (4:28) A5. “Unknown Destination” (4:22) B. “New Views” (21:55) Credits: Per Gideon Andersson — bass, guitar, mandolin, […]

Marek Biliński ‎– E≠mc² (1984)

E≠mc² is an album by Polish electronic musician Marek Biliński, released in 1984 on Polton. Tracklist: A1. “Porachunki z bliźniakami” (4:53) A2. “Sen mistrza Alberta” (4:53) A3. “Po drugiej stronie świata” (10:08) B. “E≠mc²” (21:16 — :01-6:10-10:00-20:49) Credits: Design, Photography – Jerzy Fedak Engineer, Mixed By – Janina Bilińska Producer – Marek Biliński, Piotr Nagłowski

Heavy Metal Sextet ‎– Heavy Metal Sextet – HMS (1984)

Heavy Metal Sextet – HMS is the first of two back-to-back albums by Polish avant-garde/jazz-rock combo the Heavy Metal Sextet, released in 1984 on PolJazz. Tracklist: A1. “Sierściuch” (7:01) A2. “Kasa zdrowych” (6:20) A3. “My Funny Valentine” (6:44) B1. “Katuj się kto zoże” (6:20) B2. “Proszę natychmiast przestać padać” (8:52) B3. “Klimat dialogu” (5:35) Credits: […]

Naked Eyes ‎– Fuel for the Fire (1984)

Fuel for the Fire is the second of two albums by English electro/art-pop duo Naked Eyes, released in 1984 on Parlophone/EMI America. Tracklist: A1. “(What) In The Name of Love” (4:27) A2. “New Hearts” (3:39) A3. “Sacrifice” (4:09) A4. “Eyes of a Child” (3:36) A5. “Once Is Enough” (4:09) B1. “No Flowers Please” (4:03) B2. […]

The Legendary Pink Dots ‎– The Tower (1984)

The Tower is an album by English art-rock/psych band the Legendary Pink Dots, released in 1984 on In Phaze. Tracklist: A1. “Black Zone” (3:06) A2. “Break Day” (3:35) A3. “Tower One” (5:05) A4. “Vigil-Anti” (4:24) A5. “A Lust for Powder” (3:17) A6. “Poppy Day” (3:57) B1. “Tower Two” (3:57) B2. “Astrid” (3:42) B3. “Rope and […]

The Nits ‎– Adieu, Sweet Bahnhof (1984)

Adieu, Sweet Bahnhof is the fifth album by Dutch art-pop band The Nits, released in 1984 on CBS. Tracklist: A1. “Woman Cactus” (4:25) A2. “Silly Fool” (3:33) A3. “Think It Over” (3:52) A4. “Mask” (3:41) A5. “Adieu, Sweet Bahnhof” (4:48) B1. “The Tender Trap” (4:03) B2. “The Infant King” (4:07) B3. “Vah Hollanda Seni Seni” […]

Iron Maiden ‎– Powerslave (1984)

Powerslave is the fifth album by English metal band Iron Maiden, released in 1984 on EMI. Tracklist: A1. “Aces High” (4:31) A2. “2 Minutes to Midnight” (6:04) A3. “Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra)” (Instrumental) (4:15) A4. “Flash of the Blade” (4:05) A5. “The Duellists” (6:18) B1. “Back in the Village” (5:02) B2. “Powerslave” (7:12) B3. “Rime […]

Exciter ‎– Violence & Force (1984)

Violence & Force is the second album by Canadian metal band Exciter, released in 1984 on Megaforce. Tracklist: A1. “Oblivion” (0:36) A2. “Violence & Force” (4:07) A3. “Scream in the Night” (4:14) A4. “Pounding Metal” (4:35) A5. “Evil Sinner” (5:13) B1. “Destructor” (4:20) B2. “Sword of Darkness” (3:58) B3. “Delivering to the Master” (6:06) B4. […]

Idle Eyes ‎– Idle Eyes (1984)

Idle Eyes is the debut album by the namesake Canadian modern-rock band, released in 1984 on Mirage. Tracklist: A1. “Tokyo Rose” (3:44) A2. “Two Rivers” (3:41) A3. “All Day” (3:02) A4. “I Won’t Forget It” (3:37) A5. “To a Vote” (3:53) B1. “Danger” (3:25) B2. “Drawing Pictures” (3:30) B3. “I’ll Wait” (4:43) B4. “Important Man” […]

Midnight Oil ‎– Red Sails in the Sunset (1984)

Red Sails in the Sunset is the fifth album by Australian art-rock band Midnight Oil, recorded at Tokyo’s Victor Aoyama Studio and released in 1984 on CBS/Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “When the Generals Talk” (3:32) A2. “Best of Both Worlds” (4:05) A3. “Sleep” (5:09) A4. “Minutes to Midnight” (3:20) A5. “Jimmy Sharman’s Boxers” (7:10) A6. “Bakerman” […]

U2 ‎– The Unforgettable Fire (1984)

The Unforgettable Fire is the fourth studio album by Irish rock band U2, released in 1984 on Island Records. Tracklist: A1. “A Sort of Homecoming” (5:27) A2. “Pride” (3:48) A3. “Wire” (4:17) A4. “The Unforgettable Fire” (4:54) A5. “Promenade” (2:32) B1. “4th of July” (2:15) B2. “Bad” (6:08) B3. “Indian Summer Sky” (4:17) B4. “Elvis […]

The Stranglers ‎– Aural Sculpture (1984)

Aural Sculpture is the eighth album by English art-rock/New Wave band The Stranglers, released in 1984 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Ice Queen” (4:01) A2. “Skin Deep” (3:52) A3. “Let Me Down Easy” (4:10) A4. “No Mercy” (3:38) A5. “North Winds” (4:03) B1. “Uptown” (2:57) B2. “Punch and Judy” (3:47) B3. “Under the Name of Spain” […]

Lindsey Buckingham ‎– Go Insane (1984)

Go Insane is the second solo album by American musician/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham, released in 1984 on Elektra. Tracklist: A1. “I Want You” (3:20) A2. “Go Insane” (3:03) A3. “Slow Dancing” (4:06) A4. “I Must Go” (4:51) A5. “Play in the Rain” (2:48) B1. “Play in the Rain (Continued)” (4:16) B2. “Loving Cup” (4:58) B3. “Bang […]

Teena Marie ‎– Starchild (1984)

Starchild is the sixth album by American soul/funk musician/vocalist Teena Marie, released in 1984 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Lovergirl” (4:50) A2. “Help Youngblood Get to the Freaky Party” (5:42) A3. “Out on a Limb” (6:36) A4. “Alibi” (5:23) B1. “Jammin’” (5:47) B2. “Starchild” (5:34) B3. “We’ve Got to Stop (Meeting Like This)” (5:05) B4. “My Dear […]

Steve Roach ‎– Structures from Silence (1984)

Structures from Silence is the third album by American electronic/New Age musician Steve Roach, released in 1984 on Fortuna. Tracklist: A1. “Reflections in Suspension” (16:39) A2. “Quiet Friend” (13:15) B. “Structures From Silence” (28:34) Credits: Steve Roach — performer, producer, recording engineer Michael Stearns — spatial enhancements Kevin Braheny — spatial enhancements Richard Bailey — […]

Golpes Bajos ‎– A Santa Compaña (1984)

A Santa Compaña is the first of two full-length albums by Spanish New Wave/sophisti-pop band Golpes Bajos, released in 1984 on Nuevos Medios. Tracklist: A1. “Escenas olvidadas” (4:08) A2. “Hazme un nueve” (3:09) A3. “Hansel y Gretel” (2:31) A4. “Colecciono moscas” (4:38) B1. “A Santa Compaña” (3:15) B2. “Cena recalentada” (3:34) B3. “Come prima” (2:15) […]

Brocas Helm ‎– Into Battle (1984)

Into Battle is the debut album by American metal band Brocas Helm, released in 1984 on Steamhammer/FSR. Tracklist: A1. “Metallic Fury” (3:21) A2. “Into Battle” (3:52) A3. “Here to Rock” (3:02) A4. “Beneath a Haunted Moon” (3:45) A5. “Warriors of the Dark” (2:50) A6. “Preludious” (1:51) B1. “Ravenwreck” (3:24) B2. “Dark Rider” (5:23) B3. “Night […]

Solstice – Silent Dance (1984)

Silent Dance is the debut album by English symphonic/folk quintet Solstice, produced by Nigel Mazlyn Jones and released in 1984 on Equinox Records. The album would be the only full-length release of the band’s original 80’s-era run. Tracklist: A1. “Peace for the New Age” (6:30) A2. “Earthsong” (6:38) A3. “Sunrise” (4:16) A4. “Return of Spring” […]

Bandhada ‎– Bandhada (1984)

Bandhada is the debut album by the namesake Chilean jazz-rock/art-rock band, first released in 1984 and reissued in 2004 on Mylodon/Musea with two additional tracks. The album is one of only two releases from the band’s original ’80s-era run. Tracklist: 1. “La Séptima Casa” (7:00) 2. “Amores de un Noble Caballero” (3:14) 3. “Expreso a Corea” […]

Cocteau Twins ‎– Treasure (1984)

Treasure is the third full-length album by Scottish mood-rock/art-pop trio the Cocteau Twins, released in 1984 on 4AD. Tracklist: A1. “Ivo” (3:56) A2. “Lorelei” (3:42) A3. “Beatrix” (3:13) A4. “Persephone” (4:26) A5. “Pandora (For Cindy)” (5:33) B1. “Amelia” (3:31) B2. “Aloysius” (3:28) B3. “Cicely” (3:29) B4. “Otterley” (4:16) B5. “Donimo” (6:12) Credits: Elizabeth Fraser — vocals […]

Alison Moyet ‎– Alf (1984)

Alf is the debut solo album by English soul/pop vocalist Alison Moyet, released in 1984 on CBS. Tracklist:A1. “Love Resurrection” (3:52)A2. “Honey for the Bees” (4:12)A3. “For You Only” (4:06)A4. “Invisible” (4:00)A5. “Steal Me Blind” (3:18)B1. “All Cried Out” (6:50)B2. “Money Mile” (3:44)B3. “Twisting the Knife” (3:28)B4. “Where Hides Sleep” (4:17) Credits:Alison Moyet — vocals, […]

Hüsker Dü ‎– Zen Arcade (1984)

Zen Arcade is the second studio album by American garage rockers Hüsker Dü, released in 1984 on SST. Tracklist: A1. “Something I Learned Today” (1:58) A2. “Broken Home, Broken Heart” (2:01) A3. “Never Talking to You Again” (1:39) A4. “Chartered Trips” (3:33) A5. “Dreams Reoccurring” (1:40) A6. “Indecision Time” (2:07) A7. “Hare Krsna” (3:33) B1. […]

Congreso ‎– Pájaros de Arcilla (1984)

Pájaros de Arcilla is the seventh album by Chilean jazz-rock/folk ensemble Congreso, released in 1984 on CBS. Tracklist: A1. “Voladita nortina” (6:46 — :05-2:00) A2. “Pájaros de arcilla” (5:00) A3. “Andén del aire” (6:11) B1. “Alas invasoras” (6:44) B2. “En la ronda de un vuelo” (4:39) B3. “Allá abajo en la calle” (4:01) B4. “Volando […]

Gunesh Ensemble ‎– Вижу Землю (1984)

Вижу Землю is the second of two albums by Turkmenistan ethno-jazz/rock collective the Gunesh Ensemble, released in 1984 on Мелодия (Melodiya). Tracklist: A1. “Байконур = Baikonur” (5:02) A2. “Бу дерды” (7:44) A3. “Восточный экспресс = The Oriental Express” (3:32) B1. “Ритмы кавказа = The Rhythms of the Caucasus” (8:25) B2. “Ветер с берегов ганга = […]

John Abercrombie ‎– Night (1984)

Night is an album by American jazz guitarist John Abercrombie, released in 1984 on ECM. Tracklist: A1. “Ethereggae” (8:28) A2. “Night” (5:02) A3. “3 East” (4:33) B1. “Look Around” (9:02) B2. “Believe You Me” (7:42) B3. “Four On One” (6:41) Credits: John Abercrombie — guitar, writer Jan Hammer — keyboards, writer Jack DeJohnette — drums Mike […]

Keats ‎– Keats (1984)

Keats is the singular album by the namesake English art-rock supergroup, produced by Alan Parsons and released in 1984 on EMI. Tracklist: A1. “Heaven Knows” (3:56) A2. “Tragedy” (4:58) A3. “Fight to Win” (4:12) A4. “Walking on Ice” (3:31) A5. “How Can You Walk Away” (3:42) B1. “Turn Your Heart Around” (3:45) B2. “Avalanche” (4:06) B3. […]

Glenn Jones ‎– Finesse (1984)

Finesse is the second album by American soul/R&B vocalist Glenn Jones, released in 1984 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “Finesse” (5:07) A2. “You’re the Only One I Love” (5:30) A3. “Show Me” (5:24) A4. “It Hurts Too Much” (5:09) B1. “Meet Me Half Way There” (5:35) B2. “Bring Back Your Love” (5:26) B3. “Everlasting Love” (5:45) B4. […]